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Service Children 

Here at Ysgol Penygloddfa we are committed to supporting the needs of our Service children. If your child is a Service child and we are not aware of it then please see Mrs Crees or Email her on -


The Welsh Governments definition of a Service child is :

A ‘Service child’ has parent(s) or person(s) exercising parental responsibility who is/are Service personnel serving:

  • In HM Regular or Reserve Armed Forces – Royal Navy and Royal Marines; British Army and Royal Air Force, Or

  • Is an Armed Forces Veteran who has been in Service within the past two years, Or

  • One of their parents died whilst serving in the Armed Forces and the learner has received a pension under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme or the War Pensions Scheme.

However, if you believe you do not fit the above definition but have a link to the Armed Forces then let us know as we are proactive in making sure we have identified all the children to therefore offer them the support that they need.


The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation, ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The covenant focuses on helping members of the Armed Forces community, experience neither advantage nor disadvantage due to Service and therefore have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant, visit:

About - Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant Duty Statutory Guidance - GOV.UK (



At Penygloddfa School we demonstrate our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant through the following activities:

  • We engage with our Armed Forces community

  • We celebrate the commitments of our Armed Forces community

  • We celebrate the Month of the Military child in April 

  • We celebrate and promote Purple Up Day

  • We create opportunities for our Service families to share their experiences

  • We identify our Service children and ensure they are well supported in education

  • We are proactive in gaining information that will enable us to support our Service children

  • We engage with SSCE Cymru and the resources and support that they provide this includes training on the experiences and needs of Service children

  • We ensure all our pupils have opportunities to learn about the current Armed Forces operations and commitments of the UK Service personnel

  • We understand the commitments and sacrifices that our Armed Forces families make in ensuring we can be safe and protected from danger.

We demonstrate our commitment to supporting Service children through working towards the Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru Bronze status.


Please click on the link for the wealth of information that SSCE Cymru provide.

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